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Battleborn may (or may not) be going free-to-play

Battleborn may (or may not) be going free-to-play

Gearbox’s multiplayer shooter seems to be about to launch some sort of free-to-play or free-to-try offer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2016 at 9:39AM in News
Insomniac wants to bring Sunset Overdrive to PC

Insomniac wants to bring Sunset Overdrive to PC

The developer of Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive has expressed its desire to port the game to PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 29th 2016 at 11:51AM in News
Yves Guillemot

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot warns Vivendi to back off ahead of AGM

Ahead of today's Ubisoft AGM CEO Yves Guillemot has said he won't relax until Vivendi is out of the company entirely.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 29th 2016 at 11:29AM in News
Persona 5 falls to second place in Japan

Persona 5 falls to second place in Japan

The latest entry in Atlus’ Persona RPG series has fallen to the No.2 spot in Japan according to date provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 29th 2016 at 10:41AM in News

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EA: 'This is the biggest FIFA we have ever made'

EA: 'This is the biggest FIFA we have ever made'

There’s a lot to talk about with this year’s entry in the FIFA series. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 29th 2016 at 10:30AM in News
Amazon: 'It's hugely important to expand PS4 and Xbox One user bases'

Amazon: 'It's hugely important to expand PS4 and Xbox One user bases'

Amazon's UK games boss Russell Jones has said that the industry needs to work hard to upgrade PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers to Sony and Microsoft’s new machines. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 29th 2016 at 10:10AM in News
PlayStation will lead premium VR market, say developers

PlayStation will lead premium VR market, say developers

Game makers have said that Sony’s PlayStation VR could become the sector’s market leader.  

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 29th 2016 at 10:02AM in News
£149 PS4s are everywhere

£149 PS4s are everywhere

A number of UK retailers are today offering the launch version of the PS4 for just £149.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 29th 2016 at 9:57AM in News

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Slim release sees Xbox One hardware sales rocket 1,000%

Slim release sees Xbox One hardware sales rocket 1,000%

Xbox has stormed the UK console market following the launch of new Xbox One S models.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 29th 2016 at 9:52AM in News
Read our PlayStation VR special in this week's MCV

Read our PlayStation VR special in this week's MCV

As PlayStation VR comes to the market, MCV tells you everything you need to know about Sony’s virtual reality headset.

on Sep 29th 2016 at 9:51AM in News
Cybersmile

ESL partners with Cybersmile to tackle toxicity in eSports

ESL has partnered with The Cybersmile Foundation to tackle online abuse and toxicity in the world of eSports.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 28th 2016 at 5:12PM in News

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Advertising Standards Authority confirms No Man's Sky investigation

Advertising Standards Authority confirms No Man's Sky investigation

Controversial space exploration game No Man’s Sky is being investigated by the ASA over allegations that its marketing was deceptive.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 28th 2016 at 3:48PM in News
An N64 emulator made it onto Xbox One

An N64 emulator made it onto Xbox One

It’s starting to look as if Xbox One has an emulator problem.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 28th 2016 at 2:25PM in News
Team Liquid

NBA team co-owners and Magic Johnson buy Team Liquid

The investment group known as aXiomatic eSports has purchased controlling interest of Team Liquid.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 28th 2016 at 12:55PM in News
ELEAGUE

ELEAGUE to host the next CS:GO major in January 2017

ELEAGUE, the eSports brand created by Turner Broadcasting and aired on US TV network TBS, will host the next CS:GO major.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 28th 2016 at 12:48PM in News

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International Factfile 2016: Isle of Man

International Factfile 2016: Isle of Man

Right now, the Isle of Man doesn’t boast a thriving games sector, but its government is working hard to rectify this. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 28th 2016 at 12:02PM in News
Mobile firm Ketchapp acquired by Ubisoft

Mobile firm Ketchapp acquired by Ubisoft

Assassin’s Creed publisher Ubisoft has taken a larger stake in the mobile games market with the acquisition of Ketchapp.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 28th 2016 at 11:54AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Q4 line-up merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Q4 line-up merchandise

There’s a lot to be excited about during the last quarter of 2016.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 28th 2016 at 11:53AM in News
Tretton: Vita was great but arrived too late

Tretton: Vita was great but arrived too late

Ex-Sony Computer Entertainment America boss Jack Tretton has weighed in on the performance of the company’s handheld console, PlayStation Vita.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 28th 2016 at 11:36AM in News
Destiny 2 is coming to PC, won't carry over existing characters - report

Destiny 2 is coming to PC, won't carry over existing characters - report

Bungie will bring Destiny 2 to PC, as well as PS4 and Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 28th 2016 at 11:32AM in News
GAME sells head office and distribution centre

GAME sells head office and distribution centre

Retailer GAME digital and entered into a sale and leaseback agreement for its Basingstoke head office and distribution centre.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 28th 2016 at 9:15AM in News
eSports Pro

The history of esports broadcasting, Part I: Genesis

Mainstream press recently reported on esports broadcasting as something of a new phenomenon. Perhaps to them it is. Perhaps to their readers it is, too. But ignoring the past 16 ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 28th 2016 at 8:12AM in News